How to Make the Most of Leftover Boiled Crawfish (Shells and All)

Crawfish boils are one of Louisiana’s most cherished culinary traditions. You sit down with family and friends and dive into a huge mound of spicy mudbugs with all the fixins–potatoes, corn on the cob, mushrooms, and more. But when you’re done eating, you look down and realize you’ve got tons of crawfish and fixings left over. What to do? Here …

Make Your Kids Money Smart

Skills to Make Your Kid Money Smart

It’s extremely important to get children started on the path to financial success when they’re younger! This helps make a positive impact on how children view their finances now and in the future. A question I hear a lot is, “What can I do to help teach my kids/nieces/grandchildren how to save and the importance of saving their money?” If …

Crawfish, corn, potatoes, mushrooms, and brussels sprouts from a Louisiana crawfish boil

Weird (and Wonderful) Add-ins to Crawfish Boils

Crawfish boils are one of the most famous, popular, and delicious traditions in Louisiana. A traditional crawfish boil includes a number of added ingredients such as small red potatoes, whole onions, whole garlic bulbs, and mini corn-on-the-cob, all thrown into the pot to cook alongside the mudbugs themselves. The result is an array of scrumptious side dishes that absorb the …

Opelousas – Lee’s Cajun Cuisine

Where to Get the Best Gumbo in Louisiana

Gumbo is a staple of the south and we treat it as such. Every region of Louisiana has something different to offer with their gumbo flavor, roux, and ingredients. We asked Pelican team members to search for the best gumbo in their communities and they delivered! Make sure to stop by these local spots when you’re wanting something that feels …

Star AG Supermarket in Jackson, Louisiana

Spotlight On: Star AG Supermarket in Jackson, Louisiana

If you ever try to tell me that all supermarkets and grocery stores were the same, I would prove you wrong with a trip to Star AG Supermarket in Jackson, Louisiana, and take you straight to their deli. Whether you make your grocery list on paper, in your head, or on your phone like I do, you need to be …

Overcoming the Challenges of Single Parenting

Overcoming the Financial Challenges of Single Parenting

According to the 2020 census, nearly 19 million children in the United States are living in single-parent households. If you’re a single parent, it can feel like the financial challenges that come with raising a child by yourself are too much to handle. My name is Kimberly Gaines and as a Nationally Certified Credit Counselor here at Pelican, I’ve met …